PRINCETON, NJ-The Metal Powders Industry Federation will present the 2004 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials on June 13 to 17 in Chicago. The conference will focus on new developments and technologies. More than 230 technical papers will be presented, and 42 technical sessions and special-interest programs will be offered. They will cover developments in components and processes, particulate production, compaction and forming processes, power injection molding, pre-sintering and sintering, secondary operations, material, refractory metals, carbides and ceramics, advanced particulate materials and processes, material properties, test and evaluation, applications and management issues. For more information about attending the conference or for a copy of the program, call 609-452-7700 or e-mail